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Weighing in

RECEIVING the baton cleanly is something that women do better than men, judging by the relay finals in Rio. There was a resound­ing clunk from the direction of Theresa May’s office last week, however, which signalled the downplaying of a Cameron-backed campaign against junk food. The timing could no...

Team Global

HERE are some names from Rio: Anita Wlodarczyk, Wayde van Niekerk, Katie Ledecky, Almaz Ayana, Katinka Hosszu. Clearly, they are not household names in the UK. Indeed, it could be argued that Valegro, Charlotte Dujardin’s horse in the dressage, is better known

Hate needs thought

Murder is not always a crime of hate

The prayer and the perfect choice

TOMORROW is the feast of the Transfiguration, which can seem to be sidelined during the holiday season when church activities are at a low ebb. But that timing may not be altogether bad. Activity is not always beneficial

Post-BHS capitalism

THE collapse of the BHS stores, stripped of their assets during the group’s ownership by Sir Philip Green, has brought to the fore the Prime Minister’s pledge to tackle the unequal treatment of rich and poor in this country. Responding to a damning report by a joint committee of MPs into the demise ...

Nuclear realpolitik

THE axiom that a week is a long time in politics has been demonstrated repeatedly to the point of extravagance over the past month

A new PM; an old CT

A new PM THE only person who appeared not to be surprised by Theresa May’s move to Downing Street was Mrs May herself. Her understated, unruffled exterior really does seem to disguise an unruffled interior. There are few more reliable indicators of character than the testimonies of co-workers, espec...

Chilcot’s lessons

THE contents of Sir John Chilcot’s report on Iraq are still being digested. But its very existence suggests, if nothing else, that momentous and fatal decisions by government will, eventually, be held up to scrutiny

Unintended consequences

ONE of the most poignant parables told by Jesus is that of Dives and Lazarus. The rich man is tormented in hell for neglecting Lazarus when he used to beg at his gate. He asks Abraham to send someone to warn his brothers to amend their ways

The aftermath

IT IS perhaps a good thing that the timing of the referendum on EU membership means that we can write little on the subject. By the time this is being read, the result will have been announced. The electorate will have chosen, many of them despite all that has been written and said rather than havin...

The impact of Orlando

IN 1993, when he was introducing a new tranche of anti-crime measures, John Major, then Prime Minister, remarked: “Society needs to condemn a little more and understand a little less.” It was not long before this statement was itself condemned. It is brought to mind, however, by the first reactions ...

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Where the track leads from Rio

Where the track leads from Rio

As the Olympic participants head home from Rio, Nick Watson explores the growing relationship between sport and the Churches  Subscribe to read more

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A Broadway guide to the narrow way

Christians could learn much from a revolutionary musical sensation, argues Rachel Mann  Subscribe to read more

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